Saint Joan

ISBN-10: 0140437916

ISBN-13: 9780140437911

Edition: 2001

Authors: George Bernard Shaw, Dan H. Laurence, Imogen Stubbs, Joley Wood

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Saint Joan marked a landmark in Shaw's career as a dramatist. As early as 1913 he had expressed a desire to write a play about Joan of Arc. The first performance took place in New York in December 1923.
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List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.

Joley Wood is a graduate with a degree in English from the University of Wisconsin -- Madison, where he read a lot of and did theses on comics and Irish literature. He worked as a teacher's aid and wrote local television ads before moving to Ireland, where he completed a M. Phil in Anglo-Irish literature and worked as an English language teacher, among other things. He has written on numerous Irish writers, including essays on James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw and William Butler Yeats, and a preface for Shaw's Saint Joan. Twentieth century Irish writing has just as much social realism as Temp Slave! and C.S. Walton's work on Russia, which makes him a conveniently knowledgeable yet pleasantly indifferent editor.

'On Playing Joan'
Joan the Original and Presumptuous
Joan and Socrates
Contrast with Napoleon
Was Joan Innocent or Guilty?
Joan's Good Looks
Joan's Social Position
Joan's Voices and Visions
The Evolutionary Appetite
The Mere Iconography does not Matter
The Modern Education which Joan Escaped
Failures of the voices
Joan a Galtonic Visualizer
Joan's Manliness and Militarism
Was Joan Suicidal?
Joan Summed Up
Joan's Immaturity and Ignorance
The Maid in Literature
Protestant Misunderstandings of the Middle Ages
Comparative Fairness of Joan's Trial
Joan not tried as a Political Offender
The Church Uncompromised by its Amends
Cruelty, Modern and Medieval
Catholic Anti-Clericalism
Catholicism not yet Catholic Enough
The Law of Change is the Law of God
Credulity, Modern and Medieval
Toleration, Modern and Medieval
Variability of Toleration
The Conflict between Genius and Discipline
Joan as Theocrat
Unbroken Success essential in Theocracy
Modern Distortions of Joan's History
History always Out of Date
The Real Joan not Marvellous Enough for Us
The Stage Limits of Historical Representation
A Void in the Elizabethan Drama
Tragedy, not Meldorama
The Inevitable Flatteries of Tragedy
Some Well-meant Proposals for the Improvement of the Play
The Epilogue
To the Critics, lest they should feel Ignored
Saint Joan
Principal Works of Bernard Shaw
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